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Would you wear Google Glass if it looked like this?

LAS VEGAS — Of all the problems with Google Glass, the biggest one was social acceptance. No matter what they did for you, the device simply looked …

iOS is Still the First Choice of App Developers

Google’s Android is undoubtedly a popular mobile platform. It runs on nearly 85 percent of smartphones sold globally. On the other hand, Apple was …

NSA is world's best hacker thief, says former director

Few people truly understand what the U.S. National Security Agency actually does. Its former leader cleared that up on Tuesday.<p>NSA is America's hacker.<p>"We steal other people's stuff in the cyber domain," retired General Michael Hayden said at a cybersecurity conference in Miami Beach.<p>He then put …

Quick Tip: Don’t Forget the “noscript” Element

JavaScript is a powerful language which brings websites to life with interactivity, until that dreaded moment when JavaScript is disabled in the …

JavaScript

Here’s how scientific misinformation, such as climate doubt, spreads through social media

Social media is no doubt a powerful force when it comes to the sharing of information and ideas; the problem is that not every article shared on Facebook or Twitter is true. Misinformation, conspiracy theories and rumors abound on the Internet, helping to propagate and support sentiments such as …

iPhone 7 could be WATERPROOF - so you'll finally be able to drop it down the toilet without destroying it

The misery of dropping your iPhone down the toilet could soon be over for millions of owners, with the latest rumours suggesting that Apple's next …

OS.js Is A New Javascript Based Open Source Operating System Running In Your Browser

Did you ever wish to use an operating system that ran just like a website inside your web browser? OS.js, a JavaScript-based open source operating …

Protect Your Privacy & Security on the Internet With These Tools

All across the web companies are collecting information about you whether you like it or not. Knowing which companies are more trustworthy with your information than others and how to keep yourself as safe as possible on the internet is important. If you aren’t sure whether websites that you use …

The App-ocalypse: Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete?

Many big tech companies—absent Apple—are throwing weight behind a browser-based world.<p>It's the apps. The iPhone and Android conquered the world …

Forget big data – it's time for big algorithms to change the world

It's no good just having data – it's what you do with it that counts. In five years, one million new devices will come online every hour, creating …

8 Web Design Trends That Are Bound to Be Huge in 2016 (Infographic)

As more and more content continues to deluge the web, experts say that embracing a minimalist approach could help your website or app truly pop in 2016.<p>To this end, the rise of flat design -- or the use of two-dimensional figures and shapes -- will be a major design trend next year, according to …

Web Design

Is the government spying on you? Find out

Are you concerned that the government is spying on you? A consortium of human rights activists claim a new app called Detekt will alert you if spies are watching.<p>Detekt works like an antivirus scan. Run it on your computer, and it tells you if the machine has been infected with malware that many …

2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second, …

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Korean Air Lines faces sanctions over 'nut rage' incident

South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will penalize Korean Air Lines with up to 21 days of flight suspensions, or a $1.3 …

Millennials Really Don't Think Everybody Should Vote

WASHINGTON -- Young Americans aren't just less likely to vote than their older compatriots. They're also less likely to believe that everyone should cast a ballot, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.<p>Most Americans age 45 and over say everyone should vote, according to the survey. But people …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

Time was when Microsoft executives thought nothing about publicly dissing open-source software as distinctly un-American.<p>Everyone has their pet theories. Some even drew a direct line back to the company's early days dating to 1976, when co-founder Bill Gates published an open letter chiding …

Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz

Job adverts aren't most reliable way to hear about new technology, but interesting ones do crop up from time to time, and that's why our eyes are drawn to one recently posted by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. The ad requests the services of a software engineer who can help the German …

Typical U.S. worker has been 4.2 years in their current job

There’s a widely held belief that Americans are less loyal to employers than they were in prior eras. And with pensions virtually extinct and job …

Demographics

Facebook Isn't Actually A Good Way To Judge Potential Employees, Say Researchers

Back in 2012, we learned that Facebook stalking would tell you if a person was worth hiring. Researchers at Northern Illinois University found that they could predict job performance based on just 5-10 minute reviews of college students’ Facebook pages, based on interviews with their employers six …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

4 Facebook Secrets to Keep You Safe

Never let your boss see your embarrassing photos again<p>If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly mortgage payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live: The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish …

A Look Back At How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (And The VCR)

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Derek Khanna is a technology policy consultant and columnist. He previously worked for the House Republican Study Committee where he authored their report on copyright reform. He</i> <i>spearheaded the national campaign on cellphone unlocking that resulted in proposed legislation to legalize</i> …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the last few months of 2013, several names of rumored CEOs-in-waiting got bandied about -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally and …

The Extremely Last Minute Gift Guide for Lazy Shoppers

It'll never happen again, you said; this year will be different, you said. And yet, here we are—mere hours to Christmas day and you have yet to …